Mangano Awards Grant To The Village Of Westbury For Infrastructure Improvements And Senior Programs
Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano today announced that the County has awarded a $200,000 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) to the Village of Westbury in order to improve the environment for the residents of the Village. The funds allocated are to be used for the provision of new and improved public facilities and infrastructure enhancements including drainage and street improvements. An additional $25,000 has been allocated to the Village to assist with the costs of running the programs that are offered at the Westbury Senior Center including adult day care, health education and physical fitness classes as well as recreation programs.
“This is a great example of how government can work together to effectively use grant funds to improve our neighborhoods and enhance the quality of life for residents,” said County Executive Mangano. “In addition to improving the local infrastructure which in turn will help attract customers, create jobs and improve the local economy in the Village of Westbury, the funds will assist in providing much needed services for senior citizens.”
Westbury Village Mayor Peter Cavallaro stated, “The Village of Westbury is pleased to be the recipient of a CDBG block grant that will assist us in our efforts to upgrade village facilities and infrastructure. Westbury has been a participant in the County’s CDGB consortium from the beginning. We are grateful that County Executive Mangano recognizes the needs of our residents, and supports our infrastructure improvement program. It is particularly important, in these difficult economic times, for his commitment to providing needed support for the exemplary senior citizen programs offered at the Westbury Senior Center, including the daily lunch program that is open to all county seniors.”
The CDBG Program is a Federal entitlement program that provides communities with resources to address a wide range of unique community development needs. CDBG funds can be used for a wide range of activities related to housing, economic development, commercial revitalization, public services, infrastructure and public facilities. The Nassau County Office of Community Development annually issues a Notice of Funding Availability and accepts applications from member municipalities and other eligible applicants for CDBG grant funded activities.